Suggest the most-effective opening bowling combination for shorter versions

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Deep Extra's picture
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Binura & Rajitha as new ball bowlers, Chameeera the death over specialist,
Lahiru Kumara Asitha Vishwa as back up

N.M.M's picture
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All these bowlers, yet to perform in international level... Too early to say.. I dont think Chameera is a new ball bowler, he has no swing... Mathews always bowls well with the new ball.. I'd say Prasad or pradeep(if fit) else rajitha alongside mathews or chameera.. Others should prove themselves first...

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Glad to see a few options but first question - how many of these guys are actually fit! I see Chameera is a popular choice but where is he these days? Said this a while back but we need to take some radical choices here. In first class cricket there should be a mandatory 20 overs for fast bowlers including the first 10. This would force the preparation of wickets that offer something to seam bowlers and seam bowlers who are fit for cricket.

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Agree with Stormy & N.M.M. There is an issue about the fact of fitness of some of the fast bowlers . Look at the bowlers like Anuk Fernando (http://www.espncricinfo.com/srilanka/con...), Charith Jayampathi (http://www.espncricinfo.com/srilanka/con...) who were standout performers in their respective u19 world cups. But strangely both have seem been not that much in the radar even of the fans. Most importantly, both of them are left arm fast bowlers who should have been taken into consideration to make a variety of our bowling attack.

(Last edited by Thilly on August 29, 2016 - 15:38)

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